Referring to Northern Health Specialist Clinics


Northern Health now accepts electronic referrals from General Practice utilising your clinics software system. The HealthLink eReferral Solution allows GP’s to pre-populate eReferrals from the clinics software and deliver electronically to Northern Health. For more information

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All paper based referrals to Northern Health should be sent via fax: 8405-8616

Statewide Referral Criteria

The Department of Health and Human Services has developed statewide referral criteria to assist GPs and clinicians referring patients to Specialist Clinics. These referral criteria have been developed to improve access to Specialist Clinics in public hospitals by improving the quality and appropriateness of referrals.
For more information on the minimum requirements for referral to each specialty for specific conditions, please visit

HealthLink SmartForms are being developed for each Specialist Clinic to help GPs meet the requirements of the Statewide Referral Criteria.
If a referral does not contain the minimum required content it will be declined with written notification to the referring health professional and patient.